Synonyms for poking


1. jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting, gesture
usage: a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"


1. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig, thrust
usage: poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
2. intrude, horn in, pry, nose, poke, search, look
usage: search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office"
3. poke, agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up
usage: stir by poking; "poke the embers in the fireplace"
4. thump, pound, poke, hit
usage: hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
5. poke, pierce
usage: make a hole by poking
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